OU spring review: Quarterback

SoonersIllustrated.com is assessing OU position-by-position following spring practice. Up first is quarterback.

A lot of questions were asked before Oklahoma started spring practice. Some were answered, some are still to be decided, while new ones popped up.

SoonersIllustrated.com is going to take a position-by-position look of what we learned about the Sooners from spring practice during the next couple of weeks.


No question this is Trevor Knight's team even if the sophomore didn't exactly shine in either the open practice or the spring game. There is almost literally nothing that could happen on the field to take Knight from this spot.

This spring was about Knight maturing as a leader, and he certainly did that. One-by-one teammates praised his leadership skills, and he carried himself around as the face of the program throughout spring practice and media sessions.

It's a shame for OU that Baker Mayfield won't be eligible this season because he was fantastic this spring. On the field he delivered, but there were a lot of instances where the talk was about how well he has built a quick bond with teammates and coaches.

Juggling baseball and football for Cody Thomas could not have been easy even if some have done it before. Thomas seems a little stiffer than the other quarterbacks on campus, but there's no denying his size and ability as a passer.

It was a whole new world for Justice Hansen, a true freshman who enrolled early at OU. Obviously more seasoning is going to be needed, but the couple of months were huge for Hansen headed into what will be a learning experience season for him.

Spring game stats

Mayfield: 9-9 for 125 yards, two touchdowns.

Hansen: 4-8 for 58 yards, touchdown, two interceptions.

Knight: 5-14 for 53 yards, interception.

Thomas: 5-9 for 52 yards, touchdown.

Projected depth chart




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